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Because they have rather accidently stopped a bank robbery (when they were
planning a credit card fraud), teenage (virginal) boys Kevin (Harry Enfield])
& Perry (Kathy Burke) are taken to Ibiza by Kevin's parents (James Fleet,
Louisa Rix), where they spot 2 girls - Candice (Laura Fraser) & Jemma
(Tabitha Wady) - whom they immediately fall in love with, but who initially
seem to take little notice of them, & they meet their favourite DJ Eyeball
Paul (Rhys Ifans), whom they try to get friendly with so he will listen to
their mix-tape, but who treats them like shit & uses them for many a
(degrading) menial job.
Eventually Kevin & Perry get a date though with
the girls, which bombs though when Kevin & Perry get puked upon & have
to leave the girls with 2 other guys. And then Eyeball Paul gets his hands on
some candid camera footage Perry has taken of Kevin's parents making out, &
sadistically he shows it to the boys ... which causes Kevin to break down &
break up with Perry
Some sobbing follows, but then Eyeball Paul promises
Perry to lay their mixtape tonight in the club, & Perry also finds out the
guys who have picked up Candice & Jemma are actually homosexuals & good
friends with the girls ...
So this night at the clubs, Kevin & Perry are
stars, with girlfriends and their mix played by a star DJ ... who of course
wants to ruin it all again, when he again (in the club) plays Kevin's parents'
sex tape (made all the worse since the parents are also in the club), but son
the tide turns against Eyeball Paul (inexplicably), the partying crowd hisses
at him & his own driver saves the day by thowing him off the DJ cabin ...
Whitehouse has an unfunny cameo as bouncer.
Harry Enfield's talents
as a comic are uneven at best, but his characters Kevin & Perry, created
for his show Harry Enfield and Chums (chums being among others
Kathy Burke & Paul Whitehouse) are among his best creations. In the Kevin
& Perry sketches, he & Kathy Burke (both in their 30's) play teenage
boys dealing with the ups-&-downs (mostly downs) of growing up in a
sometimjes hilarious way.
But would this comedy translate to the framework of
a feature film ?
Of course it wouldn't, the sketches mainly work because they
are in no bigger narrative context & end in a punchline. & in the few
minutes each of the sketches lasts, even grown-ups playing adolescents can be
amusing. In the about-80 minutes of the feature film they look just stupid, not
at all helped by a really bad (& occasionally sobby) story, much penis-
& gross-out-humour & Enfield trying to make funny faces (which he's not
too good at. & giving the characters a happy ending is about the worst
thing to do for comedic purposes !